A Table In Taipei

I have never experienced jet lag before so I don’t know how to handle this. I am asleep in the daytime and fully awake at night which is perfect for a city…

The Other Side of Things

I had always heard that the Canadian side of Niagara had a better view. So when I moved to Canada, of course I had to check it out. It is July 2015.…

Boston Strong

Boston is old white money. Lots of it. You can smell it when you walk down Tremont and Boylston and taste it if you venture by Hanover. Boston is a well maintained…

San Jose

The airport we arrived in is in Alajuela, a province that soon became familiar to me. I and my friend had two choices of where to arrive in Costa Rica – San Juan…

How to Travel Like a Rockstar

The first time I ever ‘traveled’ anywhere was in 2010. I am Nigerian so go figure, it had to be London.   I like to call myself a ‘budget traveler’ but I…

Mile High Girl

The flight into Denver is rocky. I am sitting beside an older gentleman. He seems resigned to fate and chuckles when I close my eyes and start confessing my sins. Somehow I…

Gorgeous Ithaca

The first time I heard X Ambassadors, I knew immediately that I had heard that sound before. I couldn’t place it at first so I played all their songs that I could…

Everyday People

The people you write about. They exist. No, not just in your head. They are not just figments of your imagination. They are real.  The woman you walked past in the feminine care…

Toronto

Toronto is an oak tree, bracing rain and winds, snow and hail stones, buffeted by storms but unbroken, doing everything and anything to shelter those who have sought refuge underneath its branches.…

Eden

In Costa Rica, dawn comes early, earlier than in any place I have ever been. By 4 am, the sun has already begun its accent and the mountains are ready for a…